The Orix Buffaloes announced that they are going to add the thirty-three-year-old Yoshihisa Naruse to their roster. He was assigned the uniform number 46. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a salary worth an estimated fifteen million yen plus incentives.
Naruse pitched in a practice scrimmage on February 4. He faced six batters, threw twenty-five pitches, gave up two could-be hits, and struck out one (K, 1B8, G6, F6, 1B8, F9). He topped out at 135km/h.0 Comments
Naruse finished out the final year of a three-year contract that was worth an estimated 144 million yen in 2017. Naruse agreed to a salary of twenty million yen for the 2018 season during contract negotiations on December 11. His salary dropped eighty-six percent after he managed just six wins during his first three years with the Yakult Swallows (and zero this season).
Source: Sponichi 12/12/20170 Comments
Thirty-one-year-old Yoshihisa Naruse strongly wants to play next year. He made twelve starts at Ichi-gun this year and is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP over 16.2 innings of work.
The Yakult Swallows have not made any decisions on Naruse yet. The left-handed pitcher seems to be open to signing with another team.
Source: Sponichi 9/23/2017
[UPDATE 10/1 @ 2:08am]
The Swallows are planning to offer Naruse a contract for the 2018 season.0 Comments
Yoshihisa Naruse felt discomfort in his left leg after pitching in a practice game against Yokohama on February 19. He was taken to a hospital in Urasoe for an MRI and diagnosed with a strain in his left adductor muscle. He will report to Ni-gun camp on February 21.0 Comments
The Yakult Swallows decided to move Yoshihisa Naruse to the bullpen to see if a change in roles might help him get back on track. They were also in need of a left-handed reliever since their current group of starting pitchers are all right-handed.
Source: Sports Hochi 6/7/20160 Comments
Yoshihisa Naruse has given up 156 home runs over his career. The 156th home run he allowed was a grand slam to Tsubasa Aizawa on April 5. It was the first grand slam he surrendered in his career.
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Source: Sponichi 4/6/20160 Comments